Flemish School 17th Century
Daniel in the lions den

Rubens painted his 'Lions den" (National Gallery of Art in Washington, inv./cat.nr 1948) somewhere between 1613-1617. Some of the preparatory studies for the original were preserved. 

The original by Rubens knew an instant-succes and this religious depiction was widly copied. The dimensions of our painting make us believe it had a private destination instead of a religious one. 

Oil on panel, 45,5 x 60,5 cm

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Flemish School 17th Century